Published On: Thu, Mar 19th, 2020

Modi wants citizens to impose curfew on March 22 to prevent spread of coronavirus

PM Modi addressing the nation.

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to citizens to observe a self-curfew (‘Janta curfew’) on March 22 as part of a trial-run to test social isolation to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

In his address to the nation, Modi said the growing challenge posed by the coronavirus was not normal, and urged everyone to practice social distancing.

“These are testing times but we all have to maintain discipline to prevent spread of the virus,” he said, adding the pandemic has severely affected the Indian economy.

Reuters

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